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Jennifer Koch

Research Biologist
359 Main Road
Delaware, OH, 43015
Phone: 740-368-0188

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  • Mason, Mary E.; Herms, Daniel A.; Carey, David W.; Knight, Kathleen S.; Faridi, Nurul I.; Koch, Jennifer. 2011. Update on exotic ash collection for hybrid breeding and survey for EAB-resistance in native North American species. In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 104.
  • Koch, Jennifer L.; Carey, David W.; Mason, Mary E.; Nelson, C. Dana; Barakat, Abdelali; Carlson, John E.; Neale, David. 2011. Development of molecular tools for use in beech bark disease management. In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 38-40.
  • Mason, Mary E.; Krasowski, Marek; Loo, Judy; Koch, Jennifer. 2011. Comparison of protein profiles of beech bark disease-resistant or beech bark disease-susceptible American beech. In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 105.
  • Koch, Jennifer L.; Mason, Mary E.; Carey, David W.; Knight, Kathleen; Poland, Therese; Herms, Daniel A. 2010. Survey for tolerance to emerald ash borer within North American ash species. In: Michler, Charles H.; Ginzel, Matthew D., eds. 2010. Proceedings of symposium on ash in North America; 2010 March 9-11; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-72. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 60.
  • Koch, Jennifer L.; Carey, David W.; Mason, Mary E.; Islam-Faridi, M. Nurul. 2010. Overcoming obstacles to interspecies hybridization of ash. In: Michler, Charles H.; Ginzel, Matthew D., eds. 2010. Proceedings of symposium on ash in North America; 2010 March 9-11; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-72. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 41-44.

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National Research Highlights

Photo taken with a 40 X dissecting microscope at the Delaware, Ohio, research facility eight weeks after EAB egg hatch in September 2014.  In the center of the light colored tissue is a small dark, oblong-shaped emeral ash borer larva that failed to survive in the ash host tree, a possible indication that the tree may be resistant to the beetle. David W. Carey, USDA Forest Service

Researchers From the U.S. Forest Service and the United Kingdom Join Forces To Save Ash Trees Facing Intercontinental Threats

Ash trees across Europe are currently under attack by a fungal disease known as ash dieback disease, while here in the United States, they are being killed by the emerald ash borer at an unprecedented rate. In today's global economy there is risk that these ash menaces could cross the Atlantic Ocean and become a dual threat, causing the complete devastation of ash resources on both continents. Forest Service researchers are part of an international team that was recently awarded over 1.2 million dollars by the United Kingdom's Tree Health and Biosecurity Initiative to pioneer the application of a new method for finding genes that are responsible for pest and pathogen resistance in trees.

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